Which ventilation system is the best for your home?

ventaltion systemsIn an effort to improve housing options in Las Vegas, the Clark County Community Resources Division (CCCRD) performs substantial renovations to foreclosed homes. After dramatic energy, aesthetic, and health and safety improvements are made, homes are rented or sold to qualified residents. This report describes the evaluation and selection of ventilation systems for these homes. Ventilation is clearly a key component in an efficient, healthy home. When improving the energy performance of homes—often with increased envelope tightness and insulation—selecting ventilation systems is not always straightforward. The ideal ventilation system should be reliable, address indoor environmental quality concerns appropriately, be affordable and practical to install, consume little energy, and be relatively easy to maintain. To learn more read: Evaluating ventilation systems for existing homes.

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Brain Teaser: The Mob in Las Vegas

mob month2 Frank CullottaSince it’s Mob month in Las Vegas, I thought we would test your knowledge of the mob in Las Vegas.

  1. Who wrote Vegas Rag Doll?
  2. Who wrote Murder of Mafia Daughter?
  3. Name two of the notorious Chicago Mob associates featured this month in Las Vegas.
  4. Who is the ex-mobster turned author/actor/film producer who made the movie Goodfellas?
  5. Who did Henry Hill talk to just before he died?
  6. What is the name of the Las Vegas sheriff who kicked the mob out of Las Vegas?
  7. Who wrote the Battle for Las Vegas?
  8. What was the name of the committee that held hearings to investigate organized crime in Las Vegas in the 1950s?
  9. In which Las Vegas building is The Mob Museum located?
  10. Which mobster opened the Pink Flamingo Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas?

How did you do?

0 – 1 Mmmm, not exactly brilliant.
2 – 5 A reasonable stab.
6 – 8 A good showing. But there’s still room for improvement!
9 – 10 You really know your stuff. Well done!

2012 Voting Guide from LWV

The League’s 2012 Voter Guide for the November 6th General Election is now available for download. Click here to download the PDF. This year, the Guide is being published electronically. This will allow you to search the PDF for specific races or names. In addition, the Table of Contents is hyperlinked to the appropriate section. Also, clicking on the website names of the candidates will take you straight to their websites.
At this time, information on the U.S. Presidential race is limited. As more information becomes available, the Guide will be updated, so check back often to see if we have new information to publish.

Science & Summer Reading

For many children, summer is an ideal time for discovery, both indoors and out. Structured camps and classes, family vacations, or just free time at home and in the neighborhood can all yield terrific opportunities for kids to explore new interests during their months away from school. Here’s a few ideas for sparking children’s curiosity about the natural world.

These  books about the desert and unusual animals are perfect for sharing before or after a visit to the the Valley of Fire or Red Rock.


What books are you reading and enjoying during these warm-weather months?

Summer + Reading = Success in School

Start your summer reading with an eBook or eAudio book and enjoy summer reading more!  Whether it’s an old favorite or a new release our eMedia Catalog has a lot to choose from for your summer reading.

Need help getting started with your new eReader? Start with MyHelp!  in the eMedia Catalog. It will walk you through the process of getting the software on your computer or device and how to get started downloading free Library eBooks or eAudio Books.

Don’t own an eBook reader?  Check out our Ebook Reader Comparsion Chart Revised February 2011 and reviews of eReaders including tablets on eRead Me Vegas.

During the Summer we will be providing Summer Reading recommendations for Kids and Teens on The Librarian’s Brain as well as eRead Me Vegas and Bookin’ Las Vegas.

Kids, don’t forgot to get your reading log so you can win prizes!

Teens you have a reading log too!